If you've completed graduate courses at another academic institution, you may apply those courses toward the requirements of UAH's graduate degree programs. On this page, we'll walk you through the admission process and the application requirements for transfer students. If you have any questions along the way, contact us!

Create Your Charger Status Account

Charger Status will help you navigate the UAH Graduate Admissions process. Through your Charger Status account, you can:

  • Apply for graduate admission
  • Track the status of your application
  • Upload admissions supplemental items for review
  • View your admissions decision

Submit Your Application

After creating your Charger Status account, you will be directed to the application for admission. Complete the application and pay the $60 application fee.

A strong candidate for admission to the UAH Graduate School typically meets the following standards:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an approved institution
  • A minimum grade point average of a 3.0 on the undergraduate record
  • A minimum total score of 300 on the GRE and a minimum score of 3.0 on the analytical writing portion, a minimum total score of 410 on the MAT (for the English, nursing, and public affairs programs), or a minimum total score of 500 on the GMAT (for business applicants). 

Please note, department standards may be higher, so these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission to the UAH Graduate School. Program committees will not consider your application until all documents are received. For more information regarding specific admissions requirements to your program of interest, contact your program coordinator

Number of Applications

Students may submit an application for admission to one graduate program at a time. To apply to a second program within the same term, please submit a new application for admission. 

When to apply

Priority admittance will be given to individuals who apply by the dates listed. Applications received after these dates will still be evaluated, but an admission decision for your semester of choice is not guaranteed. Submit your application as early as possible to be the most competitive and to receive the greatest selection of classes.

TermPriority Domestic Admittance Deadline
Spring November 30
Summer March 15
Fall June 1

Submit Your Transcript, Scores, and Documentation


Send your official transcripts to UAH Graduate Admissions through an electronic delivery service. UAH Graduate Admissions accepts official transcripts from Parchment and Student Clearinghouse.

If your school does not have access to these services, request that they send your official hard-copy transcripts to:

UAH Graduate Admissions
301 Sparkman Drive
SSB, Suite 222
Huntsville, AL 35899

Test Scores

Have your official test scores sent directly to UAH Graduate Admissions by the testing agency.


Test scores waived in response to Covid-19

Please review the alternate requirements:

In response to COVID-19, admission test scores for the GRE, GMAT, and MAT have been waived for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms if the applicant meets the alternate requirements outlined below.

GRE/GMAT/MAT alternative test scores waiver requirements:

  • The applicant has an undergraduate GPA greater than or equal to 3.0, or
  • The applicant has 5 or more years of professional work experience and had a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher, or
  • The applicant has already completed a graduate degree at an accredited institution.

Meeting these alternate requirements does not guarantee admission. Colleges may also evaluate transcripts and grades in specific courses to determine an applicant’s readiness. Doctorate candidates will also be evaluated holistically based on their entire application, including research and recommendation letters.

A waiver request is not required. Each applicant will be reviewed automatically.

Note: GRE/GMAT/MAT may still be required to receive assistantships and scholarships. 

This change affects applicants whose scores have not been received as of March 15, 2020. TOFEL/IELTS language tests and PRAXIS education tests are not waived at this time.

May the GRE, GMAT or MAT be waived?

There are some exemptions from the GRE/GMAT/MAT requirement.

  1. If you graduated from an accredited college or university five or more years ago and have not been subsequently enrolled since that time, and you have a record of consistent professional achievement as documented on a submitted resume, the GRE/MAT requirements might be waived upon recommendation of the department or program chair. The final decision is made by the Dean of Graduate School. You must submit a written request for a waiver to be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. If you have an advanced degree from the United States, the GRE/MAT scores might be waived. You should also submit a written request for the waiver and send it to the Office of Graduate Admissions.


Additional Documents

Depending on your academic program, you may be required to submit additional documentation to be considered for admission, such as a resume, personal statement, professional license, and/or letter of recommendation. You can view these requirements and upload them within your Charger Status account. On your My Account page, click on your application, and then, click on "Supplemental Items & Documents." 

Transfer Credits

The graduate courses you've previously completed must have been taken at an appropriately accredited academic institution or at an academic institution with high academic standards and deemed acceptable by the department of your academic program. 

The maximum credits transferable are 12 hours (or fewer in selected programs). Minimum GPA and course completion time limits are applicable. An official transcript indicating completion of the coursework must be submitted. Please contact the department of your particular program for more information regarding your graduate transfer credit eligibility. 

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